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Molson Export - Molson Coors Canada

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BA SCORE
69
poor

255 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 20.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2001

With over 100 years of brewing tradition behind it, Molson Export continues to grow in lore. Its history, however, could never be as rich without the original, high-quality ingredients that have come to distinguish it from other brands.

We brew Molson Export with two-row barley, an exclusive strain of ale yeast that goes back to the origins of Molson Breweries, hand-selected Golding and Oregon hops and water.
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Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

No head wathsoever when pourred into glass (I guess this too pelased Mr and Mrs everybody...). No spice and very little aftertaste. I'm not sure what the other BA's drank cause I don't see anything interesting here. This is the usual macro brewed beer that is very light and designed for those hot summer days...

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.04/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Burnished gold fading to palest yellow at the margins. The ivory colored head is respectable, despite the fact that it's more Iowa pebbly than Aspen rocky as it deflates. Fat strands and streamers of lace look good as well.

Molson Export may be a pale ale in the sense that it's pale and an ale, but the nose has next to nothing in common with what I think of as an APA. It smells like a standard macro lager as brewed by any of the big North American breweries. Each sniff delivers a simple graininess and no real hop presence.

On the palate... this is a Canadian macro lager all the way. There might be a hint of floral hoppiness, but no more than that. A modest malty sweetness early in the mouthful leads to a lightly crisp, clean finish. The only two positives that I can come up with are that it has a little more flavor than similar offerings from the U.S. and it doesn't seem to be turning nasty as it warms.

Molson Export can either be thought of as a terrible APA or an okay macro lager. It's obvious to me that it's the latter and that's how I've approached it. I doubt that I'd ever pay import prices for it in a bar. Then again, if BMC products were my only alternative, I'd have no problem 'going Canuck'.

Photo of oberon
3.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pale/yellow color with medium head that dissapated fast,a light spiciness in the smell.Taste is pretty straight forward with some hop bitterness in there,nothing complex.Not a great beer but Iam not offended to drink a six pack of this either.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

i like this better than either canadian or golden. its very sessionable and less artifical tasting. pours clear yellow color with a excited white head over an inch tall, decent retention. watery look overall, but not bad. smells like pale malts, very light, with on;y some bittering hops in there as to not be offensive. taste is the same, but i reckon a stiffer hopping would make this a damn fine beer, it seems to be lacking to me, and that could really set it off. mouthfeel is good, smooth and drinkable, lighter body but not too light, with bright carbonation. sessionable, especially when ice cold. i dont mind this one in the summer when i am on a budget.

Photo of biboergosum
3.15/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I grew up with the notion that this was Molson's export-only beer, and thus available in foreign countries, airports, and well, Quebec, not out West. Let's give 'er!

This beer pours a clear pale golden colour, with three fingers of somewhat creamy, foamy white head, which leaves lace all around the glass. It smells of light white grain, and skunky, weedy hops. The taste is soft cereal grain, a bit of corn sweetness, and lightly acrid, weedy hops. The carbonation is average, the body mildly cloying, and it finishes dry, a little skunkiness persisting.

Ok enough for something with its heritage - I had no problem drinking this, unlike its extended family...

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.63/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Basic golden beer with an average strength and a few more hops.

The head retention is slightly better than average, and it leaves some nice lace about the glass.

There's a touch of lager yeast sulphur and a very mild fruitiness over its delicate malt. Some non-descript hops are in the mix, but don't stand out on their own.

It tastes, dare I say it, a lot like Budweiser, but with more hops. And the sweetness of the malt is there because there's more malt, not because of fewer hops.

It's medium bodied and gently crisp in the mouth, and it's a little bit more drinkable in comparison with most American macro lagers, as the hops lend it a touch more character. On the other hand, this is a Canadian beer, and there are a lot more Canadian lagers with more hops than this.

Photo of Jason
3.41/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 11.5 oz brown twist off bottle, no freshness date to be found. 11.5 oz bottle, so for every case you buy that is about one 12 ounce bottle of beer missing.

Appearance: Clear pale dull bronze colour, good lacing off of the two fingered head.

Smell: Faint yet odd fruity alcohol aroma, clean is where it is at.

Taste: Super crisp and smooth off of the moderate body, thin on the malt with a dry dextrin on the palate. Hops are level with the thinness of the malt and add a nearly tasteless bitterness. Finishes clean with a slight ale twang in the back.

Notes: Very easy drinking, no off flavours yet don’t expect any flavours to impress either. At $5.89 a six pack there is better and cheaper beer out there.

Photo of Slatetank
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of WesWes
3.12/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a pale yellow color with a thin white lace head. The aroma is decent. It has a clean and refreshing pale malt scent that a bit weak, but finishes with a fruity, yet dry lager yeast aroma. The taste is average. It has a weak and watery pale malt flavor with little hops present. It goes down easy and finishes a little skunky. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This is a good drinking brew for those hot afternoons, but nothing else. It has a weak palate. It's one and done for me.

Photo of jwc215
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours golden with virually no head.

The smell is "macro-ish" with grainy/cerealy character - just a hint of fruity esters.

The taste is of a "macro" attempt at an ale...Fizzy and grainy - sweetish - with hardly any hop bitterness...Cardboardish, bland finish.

It's not "bad" but very mediocre-ish. Some esters are there to distinguish as an ale, rather than a typical macro-lager.

Okay for what it is. Mainly inoffensive, but nothing particularly special or tasty.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of wrightst
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of orangesol
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of duceswild
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of DoubleJ
2.56/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I found a cheap bar that carried this on draft for $2 during my stay in Montréal. I wasn't expecting much in the first place, but I thought throwing a twonie was worth the risk. I committed a crime by consuming this without any Canadiens hockey on the tube to watch. On to the beer:

The beer is a pale blonde in color, akin to a lager. Good patchy white head on top of it which has good retention. Sweet. Very sweet. Lots of sweet corn in the aroma and taste, and creamy on the palate. Creamed corn? There's a very light fruitiness that adds another flavor to this one-dimensional beer. Despite being labled as a pale ale, bitterness is next to nothing.

When I think Molson Export, I think of two things: Canadiens hockey and creamed corn. It's palatable, but some (such as myself) might find it too sweet and unbalanced.

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of BillRoth
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of biegaman
2.78/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Export says 'ale' on the label, but looks like a conventional lager in the glass. It is bright golden, filtered to near oblivion, with soda-pop bubbles and an antiseptically white head that falters and leaves little lace.

The bouquet has a slight pungency like that of a cheap cider vinegar and smells, just generally speaking, 'off'. If not for that off-putting pungency I'd say it resembles creamed corn. It certainly has the sweetness. In fact, this thing smell like it has more corn than a Mayan harvest festival. I wouldn't be surprised if there was mention of it in the Popol Vuh.

Perhaps the kindest thing I could say about Export's flavor is that there isn't much of it. The sting of aggressive, artificial carbonation makes more of an impression on the palate than the flavor of corn kernels, which, by the way, is about the only flavor that exists. There's nothing that resembles barley (or hops, for that matter).

The border that divides ales and lagers, although easily defined in technical terms, is far from concrete as far as things like taste and texture go. Some lagers offer a world more of flavors and body than ales. Just as equally, some ales, like Molson Export, contain even less malt and bitterness than even the palest of lagers (which this really drinks like).

Molson makes a number of abhorrent beers and, in full fairness, also have a few passable offerings in their portfolio. Export, in my opinion, doesn't fit neatly into either of those two camps. It's not offensive, but it's far from pleasant. I can't imagine any scenario where I'd recommend anyone buy this beer. It is distasteful at worst, forgettable at best.

Photo of billab914
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Kelp
2/5  rDev -32%

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of DrJay
2.59/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very clear golden colour topped by a creamy white head that settles to a respectable lace after a couple minutes. Fruity-sour aroma with a musty hop smell. There's a fruity twang at the beginning of a sip, followed by light grainy malt. Very light bitterness is present and carries through to the aftertaste. Thin bodied and highly carbonated.

Photo of WoodBrew
2.84/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Molson Export is like most typical North American beers. It pours a golden clear with initial big head that dissapates quickly. The smell and taste are mostly grain. Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer that is drinkable.

Photo of spinrsx
3.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

355ml can poured into a pint glass

A - golden yellow colour. 1 finger wide fizzy white head, that sticks around for a bit. Faint lacing.

S - smells like a real Canadian beer should smell like. Barley and hops, slight smell of alcohol.

T &M - medium body, lots of flavor, average carbonation, a fulfilling beer.

D - To me, this is what a Canadian beer should taste like, full flavor, and not too light. Worth a try!

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Molson Export from Molson Coors Canada
69 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.